2014 was a great year for myself and Jason! Here are a few of the memories that stick out in my head:
We got to go to Ireland twice in one year!
This was so wonderful for me. Since we’ll be moving to America next year I know that I won’t be able to visit my family as often as I have while in Korea. The first trip was taken a couple of days after Christmas and happened because my sister won a free return flight to Ireland for me in a competition! Myself and Jason were just newly engaged (on Christmas day last year) and kept it a secret until we arrived in to Cork airport. It was so nice to be home in Ireland during the winter (although I forgot how dark it gets) and we spent our entire time drinking champagne and celebrating with the people that I love most!
|I got to bring my nieces and nephews to the panto.|
|I love Ireland so much!|
We got a car and were able to take some fun road trips.
Right before Willys surgeries we realised that we would need a car since the surgeon was located in Haeundae in Busan which is about an hour and a half away from us. Having the car allowed us the freedom to take trips and not worry about if Willy will be allowed on the bus or having to find a sitter for him. Now he gets to come on all of our adventures with us!
|Jason and Willy on one of our adventures!|
|The beauty! As you can see Willy loves
to chill in it.
Our puppy had a surgery to help him take adventures again.
When we rescued Willy his front paws turned inwards. This didn’t cause him any pain in the beginning but we gradually started to notice that he couldn’t walk for long distances. It got to its worst point when I brought him for a hike and he just layed down after about 15 minutes and couldn’t go on. Since then we found a specialist orthopedic surgeon who managed to remove Willys joints completely (they were what was causing the problem) and replace them with some of his stem cells, cow bone and blood. Amazingly his body grew new bones where his joints were and he can now do everything that every other dog can do.
|This was Willy in the vets office after his second surgery.|
|His first walk after being stuck in doors for about 6 months!|
We got married!
What can I say, it was an incredible day and a day that we won’t forget for a long time to come. To read about our wedding day click here!
|Happy, happy, happy!|
We signed our last contracts in Korea.
In September we signed our final contracts in Korea (we hope!) So that means that as of the end of August our time here in Korea will come to an end. We are both excited about what new adventures America will have in store for us.
We became debt free.
This actually only happened at the beginning of December. It was such a great feeling to pay off our final debt and know that when we move to America, whatever money we have will be ours! I cut up my Irish credit card also. We have both learned to live modestly while here in Korea and are hoping to bring that lifestyle with us to America. Which means no more loans unless it’s for a house!
|We bought a bottle of champagne to celebrate becoming debt free.|
I hope you all had a great 2014 and an even better 2015! Merry Christmas everyone!
|I got to see this lovely lady twice in one year!|
|Willy is back to hiking like a pro!|
|Just after arriving in Ireland and surprising
my family with our engagement!